Programs

CUTR Webcast Recording: A Qualitative Analysis of Bus Simulator Training on Transit Incidents

August 22, 2013, 12:00 Noon (EDT) A Qualitative Analysis of Bus Simulator Training on Transit Incidents The purpose of this research was to track and observe three Florida public transit agencies as they incorporated and integrated computer-based transit bus simulators into their existing bus operator training programs. In addition to the three Florida case study agencies, four transit agencies outside

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CUTR Webcast: Establishing, Revising, and Administering Local Trip Reduction Ordinances

August 8, 2013, 12:00 Noon (EDT) Establishing, Revising and Administering Local Trip Reduction Ordinances (TRO)s Sara Hendricks, senior research associate with the Center for Urban Transportation Research at the University of South Florida, introduced and provided an overview of the function of TROs, reasons for establishing a TRO and how they can be instrumental in achieving both TDM objectives and

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CUTR Webcast Recording: Tracking Costs of Alternatively Fueled Buses in Florida Phase II

July 25, 2013, 12:00 Noon (EDT) Transit agencies across Florida have been dealing with volatile fuel prices and changes in environmental regulations affecting the use of diesel engines and diesel fuel. In an effort to address rising fuel costs and environmental concerns, many agencies have introduced alternative fuel technologies and fuels to their traditional diesel-powered fleets, including biodiesel, compressed natural

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Florida DOT & CUTR win GHSA Award

Florida DOT, in partnership with CUTR, won the Governor’s Highway Safety Association’s 2013 Peter K. O’Rourke Special Achievement Award on the FDOT’s Bicycle / Pedestrian Focused Initiative. Congratulations to the team at FDOT and CUTR! Please click to view the notification letter.

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CUTR Webcast Recording: Bicycle Sharing Program Development

June 27, 2013, 12:00 Noon (EDT) Communities around the country are interested in investing in bike share programs to meet a number of transportation and development objectives.  While all systems provide a fleet of bicycles for short term use in a defined geographic area, each is comprised of a unique combination of system goals, business models, technologies, and operational arrangements. 

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CUTR Webcast Recording: Airport Cooperative Research Program

June 13, 2013, 12:00 Noon (EDT) The Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) carries out applied research on problems that are shared by airport operating agencies and are not being adequately addressed by existing federal research programs. The ACRP undertakes research and other technical activities in a variety of airport subject areas including design, construction, maintenance, operations, safety, security, policy, planning,

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CUTR Webcast Recording: Developing an Application to Measure Public Involvement

May 30, 2013, 12:00 Noon (EDT) Although public involvement is now an integral part of project development, few agencies across the country have attempted to systematically evaluate the effectiveness of their public involvement activities. What attempts have been made tended to focus on outputs (e.g. number of participants at meetings) rather than outcomes (e.g. participant satisfaction with the process). In

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2013 Bike to School Day

The Safe Routes to School program at CUTR recently organized a Bike to School Day with Hunter’s Green Elementary in New Tampa. Principal Dave McMeen (pictured) led a bicycle train parade to school.  Many families opted to use the bicycle lanes. Students received bicycle lights, locks, and helmet fitting information. Participating parents received bicycle pins and Hillsborough County Bicycle Maps,

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Review of MPO Long Range Transportation Plans and Estimate of Statewide 2035 Metropolitan Area Financial Shortfall

Please view the PDF to read the complete report. If you do not have a PDF reader, you can download it from Adobe.

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CUTR Webcast Recording: Open Transit Data – A Developer’s Perspective

May 2, 2013 at 12:00 pm Eastern time. This webcast discussed open data sources for public transportation from an application developer’s perspective.  Lost in the alphabet soup of data specifications?  Attendees learned about the formats that are important to app developers, including the General Transit Feed Specification (GTFS), GTFS-real-time, and the Service Interface for Real-time Information (SIRI).  Attendees learned how

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Side Camera Systems project highlighted by USDOT

Research and Innovative Technology Administration (RITA), a division with the US DOT, has selected a recently completed CUTR project to be included in their “Spotlight” newsletter. The project was funded through the National Center for Transit Research (NCTR), which is housed within CUTR, and the Florida DOT. Dr. Pei-Sung Lin was the Principal Investigator. Please view the full article on

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Saris Cycling Group Poster Contest Winners announced

Congratulations go to a student at Palm Lakes Elementary School in Hialeah, FL for winning the fifth grade poster contest for the state of Florida. The winner will receive a bicycle, bicycle light and bicycle helmet. The winner’s artwork will now go compete at the national level. Online voting will be available in a few weeks for your favorite national poster.

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